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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Band Together, Birthday Card, Wedding Card, With Feels Like Frost DSP

Last year Stampin' Up! came out with the 6" x 6" "Feels Like Frost" Designer Series Paper (DSP) stack. I bought two with big plans of using them both up. But as usual I had a lot left in both packs. I did open the second one. Not sure why, I must have used up all of one design in the first pack.  Anyway, I have lots left so I need to use it up this time around.  Stampin' Up! brought it back in their 2020 Holiday Catalog. I was thrilled. It's SO pretty and easy to work with.  You can whip up a bunch of cards in no time using an easy layout and some words. Hmmm, maybe that is what I was planning on doing!

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Gorgeous Grape card stock. I cut the full sheet on the short side. Before folding this card measures 4-1/4" x 11". I scored it at 5-1/2" and folded it in half. I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside. I like to do that first so when I'm done with the front it's all done.  This card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top.

I cut a piece of the DSP 2-1/4" x 5-1/2". The layer behind the DSP is Highland Heather card stock cut 2-3/8" x 5-1/2" and the Whisper White piece behind that was cut at 2-1/2" x 5-1/2".  I taped all those layers together and then taped them to the front of the card.  You can use any width of DSP you'd like, just cut the layers 1/8" wider.  I think I could have cut this one a 1/2" narrower and been okay with the look. But it's cut at 2-1/4" and it looks just fine.

The words are from the "Band Together" set and were stamped on Whisper White card stock using Gorgeous Grape ink. I die cut them with the 3rd smallest "Stitched Rectangles" die and I die cut a Gorgeous Grape layer using the rectangle that was the next size up. I taped those two pieces together and then I set them in place on the card using Dimensionals.  And the card was done.

This was a very quick and easy card to make and it's very pretty too!! I do like how it turned out.

Thank you ever SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Halloween Card, September 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card

My card today was found on the internet. I wasn't able to find a link to where it came from so (as usual) I winged it with colors and sizes. I think I nailed it!

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Crushed Curry card stock. This card opens at the bottom and the fold is on the top.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Rich Razzleberry was cut for the layer. I didn't have the spider web embossing folder so I used the "Woodland" one. I taped it to the front of the card.

A 3" x 4-1/4" piece of Crushed Curry was cut and on top of that a 2-7/8" x 4-1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock was cut.

There's a fun 6" x 6" pack of Designer Series Paper (DSP) called "Plaid Tidings". I have that DSP stack and I found the color used. I cut that piece 4-1/8" x 3/4" and I taped it to the bottom of the Whisper White piece.

The witch hat was taped on next. The original card stamped the hat. I figured I would use one already made. A flower was added to the hat using a glue dot. And I did add a little pumpkin to the hat in the area where the pumpkin is stamped on the hat. That was taped in place.

The features were stamped on the  double pumpkins using black Memento ink. I set the stamps on top of the pumpkins and then set my stamping block on top and pressed down. I inked both up at the same time and stamped them both at the same time.  I set the pumpkins in place using Dimensionals. I didn't press down on them though. I waited because I wanted to see if one of those curly things from the kit would look cute on it. I was going to use the Mossy Meadow color but it kind of got lost on the plaid DSP. The Crushed Curry colored one seemed to look better. It connected the flower in the witch hat to the bottom of the pumpkins. I liked it much better. I slipped it under the Dimensionals that were near it and then I pressed the pumpkins in place. 

I had some purple sequins and I set them in place on the front of the card using small glue dots. I was thrilled that my sequins matched the Rich Razzleberry card stock SO close. If you click on the photo you can see it more up close and personal.  

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White was added to the inside of the card and the card was done.  I thought this alternative card was SO darn cute. Worth of copying and sharing!!

Thank you ever SO much for taking the time to visit today,
Wanda

Friday, September 25, 2020

Snow Front, Itty Bitty Christmas, Winter Snow, Christmas Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Earlier this week Stampin' Up! had a 15% off sale on certain stamp sets.  What these stamp sets had in common was that most of them (if not all) will be retiring in the spring.  I wasn't sure I wanted to buy a stamp set that I could only use for a few months knowing that I wouldn't use them enough to justify buying them.  This "Snow Front" set was one of them. I already had the set and thought I should use it a few more times before the end of the year. It is more of a Christmas type set but could be used for a winter birthday or masculine sympathy.  So here's a fun and quick card I found on the internet that I thought I'd give a try to.  You can see the original card here

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Balmy Blue card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

On top of it is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock that was textured using the "Winter Snow" embossing folder.  This has to be one of the prettiest snowflake folders I've ever seen or used.  I love the delicate snowflakes. It's SO pretty and looks so much better in real life.  I taped this piece to the card base.

I took a piece of Whisper White card stock, scrap that measured around 3" x 3".  I stamped the trees from the "Snow Front" set using Balmy Blue. I stamped a tree and then without inking the image up again I stamped another. Doing this gives the image some depth. The lighter ones look like they are in the background. I inked it up again and I did stamp off because only one large tree needed to be dark.  I took the next largest tree and did the same. I filled in areas of openness with stamped off trees. 

For the ground I used the dotted image. I stamped off once and then stamped on the card stock. I did this twice.

The deers were stamped using Night of Navy in and were only stamped once.  They have a texture to them so they don't stamp solid. If you want them solid you will have to color them in. I just left them as they were, the looked fine to me. I die cut the stamped images using the 2-1/8" circle die and I die cut a 2-7/16" circle of Night of Navy for the layer. I taped those two pieces together. 

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Christmas" set and were stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White card. My scrap piece came from what was left from die cutting the circle.  They were stamped using Night of Navy ink and punched out using the "Classic Label" punch.  

I set the circles and words in place using Dimensionals. I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and the card was done.  

This is a very quick and easy Christmas/Winter card to make.  I LOVE the snowflake background and I also love how quick it was to make this card. I may make a few for our Christmas card stash this year. It's a mish mash of cards. Everyone we sent to will not be getting the same card this year. I'm using what I have on hand plus what I run across that is fun to make. And maybe quick and easy too! 

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by and have a look,                                                          Wanda 

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Halloween Card, Fall Card, Friendship Card, September 2020 Paper Pumpkin Card

Here's the second card I made today using the September 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I could have posted it tomorrow but I don't want to make too many of my posts with Paper Pumpkin stuff because not everyone subscribes to it.

Here's how I made my card.  I took a half-sheet of Mossy Meadow card stock and folded it in half. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

On top of tat is a 3-1/2" x 4-5/8" piece of Whisper White card stock.

I cut one of the Paper Pumpkin party favors to use for the center. I cut off the sides and kept the middle. That middle piece measures 2-1/2" x 3-5/8".  I cut the Old Olive piece 2-7/8" x 4". I put a small dot of tape at the area where I think the hole will be punched out. I need the tape there to hold the pieces together and prevent them from slipping.  I took my 1-1/4" circle punch and put the piece all the way into the punch.I eyed both sides to make sure they were as even as could be and I punched the circle.  Then I took the 1-3/8" circle punch and punched the party favor circle a little bit bigger. I eyed the punch and then punched out the thin ring. You don't need the ring so toss it in recycling. I taped those two pieces together.

The words are from the kit and were stamped on Whisper White card stock using Cajun Craze ink.  I punched them with the "Classic Label" punch.  

I took a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock, mine measured 2" x 2" and I centered it on the back side of the circle. I had set Dimensionals around the circle and I affixed the scrap piece to the front layers. 

I took some black Baker's Twine from the kit and wrapped it around the two layers and tied a bow in the front. I did add a glue dot to hold the bow where I needed it to be. I set the words above the bow using Dimensionals.

I added a Dimensional to the back of the little pumpkin in the kit and set it in the center of the punched circle. 

I glued a curly piece to the front of the card just above the words. 

The front panel was done so I added Dimensionals to the back and set it in place on top of the Whisper White piece. A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White was added to the inside and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and it's a layout I love to use with smaller images.  

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Thanksgiving Card, Thank You Card, September 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit Alternative Cards

Today I'm going to share with you two cards from the September 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit. This kit has the most pieces of any kit I have ever gotten. There's SO many possibilities for cards in this kit too. I don't plan on using all the pieces in the kit but I do plan on making at least 10 different cards from it. The pieces are for party favors. I don't need any party favors so I'm designing and finding other cards to make using the pieces.  Here's what I came up with today.  The one with the Whisper White background was found on the internet but I can't find where it originated from. And the one with the  Mossy Meadow background was one I came up with.

To make the one with the Whisper White background you will need to cut a half sheet of Whisper White card stock.  It was cut on the 8-1/2" side so before folding it measures 4-1/4" x 11".  This card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top.  

You will need to cut the scalloped piece from the ends of the party favor. Mine were left over from another card I had made. I haven't thrown anything away (yet).  You will need it to be the length of 4 scored sections. Don't cut the sections apart, keep them as one piece.  

I set the scored piece on top of the card so I could see where to stamp the words. The words are from the September 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit. They were stamped with Cajun Craze ink that came with the kit. After stamping the words I taped the scalloped piece in place.

Then I added some tape to the center of one of the lacy rectangle pieces. And I set that on top of the scalloped piece. Then I added a little tape so I could adhere the curly Mossy Meadow piece. 

The two flowers were added to each side of the lacy piece and the pumpkins piece was set in place using Dimensionals. A white Baker's Twine bow was tied and set in place with a glue dot and the and was done.  This was such a quick and simple card to make. I love all the elements in the card. It's quick and clean.

I had an issue trying to get two photos on the blog at the same time. I could get the photos on there but there was a big gap in the wording so I'm going to have to create two posts.  I'm sure you won't mind the bonus post!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,                                                                                                Wanda


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Detailed Bands, Here's a Card, Birthday Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I was late getting my card posted tonight because I had encountered an issue with the word piece. I'll explain later.

I used this layout once before and thought it was a fun one. It is fun but you have to get the squares lined up exactly even or you can tell it's off. It's not a forgiving frame.  I used the second smallest "Stitched Frame" die for the outer part and a small square one that fit on the inside to cut the opening. You could use a stitched one on the inside but I'm not sure now pretty that would look. I used both the stitched and the regular.  I die cut two and I also die cut one square, not stitched, using the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Flowers for Every Season" 6" x 6" stack. I clipped the corners or they would show through the openings. Now here's one of the things that took a little more time than I planned for. I had to tape the DSP to the edges of the frame. There was no overlapping of the DSP. So I took small strips of transparent tape and taped along the edges to hold the DSP in the frame.

Next I had a little issue with the word frame too. It's from the Detailed Bands dies, a part of the "Band Together" bundle. I die cut the piece using Misty Moonlight card stock. I had also used the Misty Moonlight for the squares too. I forgot to mention that in the above paragraph.  

I stamped the words from the "Here's a Card" set using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock. I die cut them using the same die as the Misty Moonlight piece. I also had to use transparent tape to hold the Whisper White to the Misty Moonlight.  That was more time consuming than the square piece. There was hardly any Misty Moonlight card stock to stick the tape to. So I had to do it all around, covering over 80% of the edges. I wanted to pop it up using Dimensionals but I was afraid the tape wouldn't hold the words. And it would be difficult to get the Dimensionals to touch both card stocks because the Misty Moonlight was so thin and it might show on the edges. I saved the Dimensionals for the framed piece. I was able to get the Dimensionals to cover both the frame and the DSP to I knew it would stay in place. And I did add one more Dimensional to the center of the DSP for added support.

The base of my card is a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Misty Moonlight card stock.  

I cut my Whisper White piece at 11-1/2" x 4" and I folded it in half on the long side. I textured it using the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder. The card part is actually the Whisper White piece and the Misty Moonlight acts as a layer. I don't usually use this card form but I didn't have much Misty Moonlight left and it's a perfect way to save on it and yet have it on the back part of the card.

It's an easy card to make, it just took some time to make sure the pieces stick together and stay together. I like the looks of it and I think I may try this layout for a Halloween, fall, and maybe a Christmas card later this year.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,                                                                          Wanda



Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Halloween Card, September 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card

My Paper Pumpkin Kit arrived today. I was a bit disappointed in it because I didn't want party favors, I wanted to make cards. So I sat at my worktable and punched out the tons of die cut items in the kit. And as I was punching them out I was thinking of what else I could do with them instead of making party poppers. How could I turn these items into a card.  Kind of a MacGyver moment!  LOL This is what I came up with.

I took a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock and added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside. 

I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Mango Melody and stamped the two leaves from the stamps in the kit. I used Versa Mark to do that. If you don't have Versa Mark you could use the Mango Melody ink, though you might want to stamp off once before stamping on the card stock. It depends on how much you want the leaves to show. I taped this piece to the front of the card base. 

The words are from the kit and I stamped them using the Cajun Craze ink that came in the kit. 

I took one of the party favor boxes and cut the sides off and took that center piece and cut along the score lines and got 3 pieces from it. I put the piece on my scoring board and scored the opposite side to try to flatten out that score line. Then I took my bone folder and ran it across that line on the backside. Those pieces ended up being 2-1/2" x 1-5/8".  I used two of them on my card. I also cut a Basic Black layer for each piece too. They measure 1-7/8" x 2-5/8".  I taped the striped pieces to the Basic Black layers. Then I taped those two pieces to the corners of the card as seen in the photo.  I didn't press down because I wanted to try to use some of those curly pieces. I took a Cajun Craze one and put it on the long side and I took the Mossy Meadow one and put it on the short ends. I did add a tiny amount of tape on the back of the taller loop. I pressed the pieces down on the Cajun Craze piece.

The kit came with the die cut lacy pieces so I put some glue on my craft mat and lightly touched the piece to the glue and set the piece in place on the striped piece.  

I had also cut a 1-7/8" x 2-5/8" piece of Basic Black for the center piece.  I set that piece in place with tape on the upper left and bottom right and a Dimensional on the lower left and upper right.

The pumpkins are from the kit and I stamped the faces using the stamps from the kit. I stamped them using black Memento ink. I set the pumpkins in place using Dimensionals. I thought they could use some sparkle so I colored them in using my Wink of Stella pen. 

And that was it.  It's kind of busy but that's okay. I like how it turned out.  Now to see what I can do with the other 19 party favors.  I don't think I will be making 19 cards but I'm going to try hard to use up what I can.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,                                                                            Wanda

Monday, September 21, 2020

Painted Poppies, Here's a Card, Thank You Card

My September 2020 Paper Pumpkin didn't arrive today as it showed at USPS that it was supposed to. Which is okay. I needed to make a thank you card and not being sure what was going to be in the kit, I went ahead and worked with what I had.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I found a strip of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Flowers for Every Season" 6" x 6" stack. It measured 1-5/8" x 4-1/4". I cut a piece of the Magenta Madness card stock for the layer behind the strip. It measured 1-7/8" x 4-1/4".  

The flower is from the "Painted Poppies" set. It was stamped using black Memento ink. I die cut it with the "Painted Labels" dies. I colored it in using my Blends pens. 

The words are from the "Here's a Card" set. They were stamped using black Memento ink.

I set the flower image in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.

This was a very quick and easy card to make. Plus it's nice to be able to use the smaller pieces of scrap DSP. 

This would be a great layout to whip up a bunch of cards for many other occasions. 

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today and see what I've been up to.                              Wanda 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Friendship Card, August 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit Alternative Card, Stampin' Up!

I spent the last couple of days working on cards using the August 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit. I am down to a half a card with a daisy punched out in it. I don't think I have another card in me, plus what's left doesn't make me fell bad about putting it in the scrap bin. I made a lot of cards from this set. Only one of them was like described in the set. The rest were just other alternative cards made using the supplies in the set. I'm happy with what I got! I have not use up a kit in a long time. This was a great feeling and the September 2020 kit will be delivered tomorrow!  Just in time!  I hope I can do the same with that kit too. Them maybe I can take a kit down from my shelf and finish it up too. It would be nice to get them all finished and out of my workroom! It's trying to find spare time that is the problem.

Okay, let's talk about today's card. I found it on the internet. You can see the original card here

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that I adhered the foam frame that came in the kit.  I removed the backing on the frame and I set the green plaid frame in place on top of it. You may want to stand up so you can hover over it to make sure you get it straight.

The vase is one of the trophy die cut images from the kit. It was cut and slipped under the foam frame just a little it.  I did add a little tape to the rest of the piece before I slipped it under the frame. 

I colored the vellum leaves from the kit using my dark Soft Sea Foam Blends pen.  I colored both sides so I had the darkest color I could get. I taped them to the card where the tape wouldn't be noticed.  And I slipped them under the vase piece a little too.

Then I took the blue plaid card and die cut four daisies from the "Medium Daisy" punch.  Then I took one of the yellow pieces from the kit and cut two daisies from it. I glued the daisies together at the center.  For the center I punched a 3/8" circle from the blue plaid piece and two from the yellow piece. I glued those pieces in place.

I set the blue flowers in place using a Dimensional on the back of each and I taped the yellow flower behind them. 

The words are from the kit and I stamped them using Pacific Point ink. I had used one of the rectangles in the kit for the words. I set them in place using small Dimensionals.

I love the look of this card. I like how colorful it is and how pretty the flowers are on it. All the colors just go so well together.

This was a fun card to make and I'm glad I ran across it on Pinterest.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Geared Up Garage, Here's a Card, Garage Gears, Stampin' Up! 2020-2021 Catalog

Today I was in need of a birthday card. Monday is our son's birthday and since we will be seeing him tomorrow, I thought I would give him his card a day early.  He's a computer person, a Cloud Architect. Please don't ask, I haven't a clue. I just see fluffy clouds in the sky and think of him!!! LOL

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock. And on top of that is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of a card from the August 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit. I had punched out a daisy on one corner of the card but I still had the whole back of the card to use.  I would have to say, it's the first time in a long time that I've used 90% of the stuff in a kit!!!

I stamped the car, words, and smoke on the white cards that came in the kit.  I used Basic Black for the car and the smoke and I used Pacific Point for the words.  The car and smoke are from the "Geared Up Garage" set and the words are from the "Here's a Card" set.

I die cut the car using the matching die in the bundle I bought last year.  And I die cut the gears using the gold foil paper. I was going to use silver because it matched the gears better being they are normally silver tone metal but it didn't go well with the blue background, so I had to go with the gold. It's still pretty.  

I die cut the words using one oval die and one "Stitched" oval die. I taped those two pieces together.

Then I die cut the smoke piece using an oval die and the black layer behind it was cut with the next size up oval die.  I taped those two pieces together.

I colored the car in using the light Night of Navy Blends Pen. Super easy to color using the Blends.

I taped the gears in place and the smoke oval.

The word piece and the car were set in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.

This was a very quick and easy card to make. I don't seem to make enough masculine cards. I need to make more with this set. It came out last year and was in the catalog this year, which usually means it won't be in next years catalog.  SO, I'd better use it some more! It's great for masculine birthdays and Father's Day, masculine Get Well, or for someone who really likes cars!

I like the way the card turned out and I think our son will like it too.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Friday, September 18, 2020

Peaceful Moments, Stitched Lace, Thank You Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I have a charm swap to go to tonight and it's the perfect opportunity for me to give a friend a gift I had made for her and this card I made this morning. Before the virus hit I was in a bead group that met once a month. In March we were going to exchange charms we had made. The charms were to be made to represent ourselves. Mine are snowmen made with white round beads. A snowflake was added and a garnet. I LOVE snowmen and making snowballs and my birth month is January and garnet is the stone. Nailed it! But we didn't get to do our swap so I suggested last month that we meet in the parking lot at the place we would go bead at and place our charms in the trunk and everyone can pick one and leave theirs. It seemed the safest way to do this considering the times.  I'm looking forward to seeing my friends eyes!  Masks will be required.  It will be fun just to get out and be around friends.

One of the friends had decided she was not going to be doing metals anymore and sold me her metal supplies. I have been using them and wanting to make her something. I am still planning on making her a pair of earrings, but I did get a beautiful sterling silver and amethyst bracelet done for her. She loves purple. Oh and I bet her charm will have amethyst in it!!!  So I thought I would also make her a card. This is what I found on the internet, click here to see the original card. I changed it up a bit but it's pretty close.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Purple Posy. I didn't have any matching ink so I used Highland Heather. Though I think Purple Posy ink would have been too light anyway.

I used the "Stitched Lace" die for the background. I die cut it using Whisper White card stock. I have only used this die a few times because I hated fussy cutting the bottom edges.  When I was taking the die out of the package today I noticed a die cut strip. It was for cutting that bottom ledge. Well, that just opened a new door for me. I now like this die again and I need to use it because I'm pretty sure it will be retiring come spring. There is one thing I still don't like about it and that's getting all of those little pieces out of the die cut holes. And I have to remember to use the double sided sticky sheets because gluing this isn't fun either. Hmm, maybe it's still not all that fun!! LOL No, it's fun and I'm glad I actually looked at what was in the die cut package. I've only had this thing for over a year.

I die cut the Purple Posy piece using the "Stitched So Sweetly" dies. It was taped to the front of the card on top of the lace piece.

The words are from the "Peaceful Moments" set and were stamped using Highland Heather ink. I snipped the right end to give it a ribbon look. I didn't have any Purple Posy ribbons to add to the front like the original card did and with the word piece being wider, I thought I'd just see if I could get by without anything there. I think it worked! That word piece measured 3-1/8" x 3/4".

I punched out three flowers from the "Medium Daisy" punch and I glued them together at the centers. 

The leaves were die cut from the "Poppy Moments" die set. I used Granny Apple Green card stock. I made a little mark on the Purple Posy die cut piece so I knew where the flower would go and I taped the leaves from that center outward. Once the leaves were on I added the flower using a Dimensional. Then I added a Faceted Gem (retired) to the center of the flower. I still have a dozen or so of those left and I plan to use them up!  Rhinestones colored with Blends pens or Sharpie markers will work and so will a punched circle of card stock, colored or color it yourself. There's lots of options for the flower center. 

I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside and the card was done.

It's now ready to proudly give to my friend. I think she will love the colors and the simplicity of the card too.  Plus it's from me!! LOL

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,                                                                            Wanda

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Life is Beautiful, Beautiful World, Thinking of You Card, Masculine Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I wanted to make a masculine thinking of you card today and I found this fun one on Pinterest to make. It used the new Cinnamon Cider in-color.  I thought, "wow, I have that card stock". I had bought the variety pack so I would have some of each color.  As I was gathering my supplies I realized I didn't have the ink pad to match. No markers either so I was about to scrap it when I thought I'd just play along and see what works. You can see the original card here.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of the Cinnamon Cider card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic Black card stock for the back layer and a 3-5/8" x 4-7/8" piece of Whisper White for the focal piece.  

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "World of Good" 12" x 12" pack. I cut a 4-7/8" x 1-1/4" piece from the map image. This image has gold details that pick up the light so nicely.  

I didn't have the Cinnamon Cider ink pad so I was deciding if I should use Soft Suede or Cajun Craze. I ended up using the Cajun Craze, it blended best with the card base.  I stamped the globe on the right side of the Whisper White piece. You might want to set the DSP strip on the left to see how much wiggle room you have to stamp your globe. I don't tape my strip in place right away in the event that I make a mistake. It's kind of a given with me. If I tape it I will end up ruining it. If I don't tape it, it turns out fine. I set the Whisper White piece up in the Stamparatus to do all of my stamping. My ink pad wasn't inked up enough so I ended up stamping twice to get the globe dark enough.  

The words are from the "Life is Beautiful" set and I stamped them using black Memento ink.

After the stamping was done, I taped the DSP to the left side on the Whisper White piece.  Then I taped the Whisper White piece to the Basic Black Piece and both were then taped to the front of the card.

There is a fun globe die and I cut one using the gold foil card stock. I didn't have any copper foil card stock. I think it would blend better with the copper details in the DSP but I'm using what I have and it's working out just fine (so far).  The dies also have a round one so I cut one of Basic Black card stock. You can do this before you tape the Basic Black to the Whisper White piece or you can use a scrap. I had a scrap so I used that. My scrap is starting to pile up so I thought I'd better use it more.

I affixed the gold globe to the black circle and then set the two in place on the front of the card. I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and the card was done.  

This was a very fun card to make and a perfect masculine card.  It's great for a masculine birthday, father's day, and the thinking of you card.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to visit today,
Wanda

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Itty Bitty Christmas, Snowflake Splendor, Christmas Card

To quote Marvin the Martian, "delays, delays".  Every time I started working on my card I got interrupted by one thing or another. And the sad thing is, this card didn't take all that long to make, it's pretty simple and quick.  UGH.  But it's done and here's how I did it.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. This card opens on the left and the fold is on the right.

I had some strips of the snowflake Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Snowflake Splendor" 12" x 12" pack. One measured 3-3/4" x 1" and it was layered with a 1-1/4" x 4" piece of Pool Party card stock. The DSP on the top panel measured 3-3/4" x 3/4" and the Pool Party card stock back layer measured 4" x 1".  

I taped the bottom layer about 1/2" from the folded edge and about a 1/2" from the top edge. 

I taped the second panel on top of the first.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Christmas" set. I was SO glad that set carried over from last year. It's got a lot of fun wording for the many moods of Christmas cards.

I die cut a snowflake from the "Christmas Layers" dies. I used the glitter paper and I found it a bit tough to cut. I ran it through the Big Shot three times. I set it in place on the front of the card using a small Dimensional. I colored a medium rhinestone using my dark Balmy Blue Blends Pen and I set it in place on top of the snowflake.  And the card was done.  See, it's very quick and easy to make but not if you keep getting interrupted!!!  But it did get done.  I think because it's simple and quick enough I may make several of them to add to our unusual stack of Christmas cards this year.  Not everyone is going to get the same card from us this year. I'm not making them all different but I'm not making them all the same like I usually do.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Life is Beautiful, Masculine Card, Thinking of You Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Today's card was found on Pinterest and I liked the looks of it because not only of the colors but because it leaned towards the masculine side of card making.  You can see the original card here

I didn't make it exactly, I just used what I had.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Soft Suede card stock. On top of that is the focal piece of Very Vanilla that was cut at 4" x 5-1/4".  I cut a 1-1/2" x 4" strip of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Flowers for Every Season" 6" x 6" stack. And I cut a 1/4" x 4" piece of Soft Suede for the strip.

I took the Very Vanilla piece and stamped the tree from the "Life is Beautiful" set using Soft Suede ink.  Again I had an ink pad that must have had just the right amount of ink on to stamp all the detail in the tree.  Not quite as good as yesterdays image but it's close. Yesterday I used the Night of Navy ink pad that was foam. My Soft Suede ink pad is the older one that is cloth. It's still in good shape so I haven't replaced it yet.

The words are from the same set and were stamped using Soft Suede ink. The original card used the new Cinnamon Cider ink. I didn't purchase that color. 

The tree leaves were stamped using Crushed Curry ink. I stamped one on each side of the tree and then without inking, I stamped one in the middle.  Then I used the So Saffron ink and stamped it several times to fill in the open spots.  I was going to add some Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie but I wanted to keep the colors light.  So this is what it ended up looking like. 

I taped the DSP strip to the left side and I glued the Soft Suede strip to the edge of the DSP. The focal piece was taped to the card base and a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla card stock was added to the inside of the card and the card was done.

This was a fun and quick card to make and can easily be converted to a masculine birthday card or even a sympathy card.  This is a very versatile set.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda